Sula

Sula

Sat Nov 18 8:45 2017 NZDT
Run: 1239.8nm (2244km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.7nm
35 18.854s 174 7.303e

Hi everyone we are in Opua after having a great 7 day passage from Fiji. We arrived 0100 on the 16/11 cleared customs am and now in the marina waited for our boat importation process, might be a week before we head south. Has been great catching up with fellow cruisers and enjoying the All Points Rally fun put in by ICA


Wed Nov 8 17:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
17 36.897s 177 24.152e

just leaving Lautoka for Opua with a tight weather window from Clouds- theo on board for this leg which will be great- leaving with another NZ yacht Kapai


Thu Nov 2 18:36 2017 NZDT
Run: 21.2nm (38.4km)
17 35.426s 177 26.650e

Sitting off Lautoka having done a few prep jobs towards next week homeward sail to NZ/


Mon Oct 9 7:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 41.2nm (74.6km)
17 46.012s 177 10.879e

Anchored at Musket Cove. Great sail over from Vuda Marina yesterday- calm and still this morning though lots of boats here


Sorry we missed you on the radio yesterday. Have a picture of you sailing by. Hope to see you again before heading off.
Thu Sep 28 19:49 2017 NZDT
Run: 139nm (251.6km)
17 10.280s 177 11.261e

Anchored up at Mantaray pass- great snorkelling with these big guys- lots of boats and people here- caught another nice Walu on the way in- weather great and water warm


Tue Sep 19 18:45 2017 NZST
Run: 26.8nm (48.5km)
16 26.177s 179 8.634e

Having a great explore around the north Coast of Vanua Levu- stopped at Also Is then Malau and now anchored at Naduri - all well


Mon Sep 4 17:01 2017 NZST
Run: 458.8nm (830.4km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.4nm
16 46.704s 179 19.987e

Arrived at Savusavu this morning from Vava'u, a great fast trip just over 2 1/2 days- great to be here and now I'm easterly longitude and same time zone as NZ- first time in two years


Wed Aug 30 16:33 2017 NZST
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
18 39.673s 173 58.993w
Weather: se 15-18 knots clear

Still in Vava'u but heading up to Nuiatoputapu ( new potatoes) 160mls tomorrow morning- weather looks great but left over swell still up-


Tue Aug 22 6:30 2017 NZST
Run: 81.6nm (147.7km)
18 42.394s 174 4.162w

Heading Hunga today- had great fun yesterday snorkeling with Noah & Aiden saw whales close as well


Mon Aug 7 16:33 2017 NZST
Run: 297.5nm (538.5km)
19 50.563s 174 24.499w
Weather: 21-25 knts SE

Anchored up in the lee of Ouleva Is - Ha'apais - pretty windy today, up to 28 knts- a bit chilly too- must be getting soft- all well on board- will head back to Foa Is e d of week and Vava'u in the weekend


Tue Aug 1 16:00 2017 NZST
Run: 1206.8nm (2184.3km)
19 3.29039S 169 55.22271W
Weather: clear

Anchored in Alofi Harbour - our 4th night here in Niue. stunning place. tomorrow we're off to Ha'apais Tonga. getting closer to New Zealand now


Tue Jul 4 5:36 2017 NZST
Run: 163.7nm (296.3km)
16 30.738s 151 46.228w

Bora Bora- French Poly our last stop before the Cook Is Raro - lovely here just like the travel photos portray


Sat Jun 17 11:41 2017 NZST
Run: 870.4nm (1575.4km)
17 31.340s 149 31.822w

anchored in 30ft in Papawa harbour outside Yacht Club Tahiti after a 245 mile trip down from the Tuamotus hopefully no more hand steering


Fri Jun 2 10:28 2017 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
8 56.055s 140 3.440w
Weather: o/c

halfway to Oa Pou from Nuku Hiva- wind 24-28 ese with lumpy seas- two reefs in main and small headsail- nicely balanced- handsteering-


Mon May 15 13:51 2017 NZST
Run: 3233.3nm (5852.3km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 75.8nm
8 54.890s 140 5.733w
Weather: clear ESE

Anchored up at Taiaohae Bay, Nuka Hiva after a 70 mile overnight we from Tahuata Is- started out very pleasant and ended with a welcoming 35 knt rain squal on entering- all good in board- will be at Nuka Hiva for a couple of weeks


Fri Apr 28 9:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Weather: 15-18knts ESE, lumpy seas with a 2.5 m S swell

moving along nicely although having to sail a little higher than we would like as the wind is directly behind. We are approximately 380 miles (1200 local time ) from Futu Hiva our destination at the Marquesas. It's been 17 days at sea soo far, another two hopefully. Daily runs have had us making great progress. All well on board. Sula going really well. Caught o very big Skipjack tuna yesterday nudging 30+ Lbs. Stu & Lesley Sula


Fri Apr 21 0:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Weather: 10-12 knts ESE, slight seas with a 1.5 m S swell

gliding along at 0500 local time, warm with flat seas, we have just got to our halfway point between Galapagos and Marquesas, 9 days, woohoo, counting down now, all well on board with lots of fish, reading, sleeping and the odd repair and maintenance.


Wow, great progress. Hope the winds stay fair for you for next half of the trip.
Tue Apr 11 8:02 2017 NZST
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Just leaving Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz for Marquesas hopefully will be able to get s bit of wind early


Sun Apr 2 21:57 2017 NZST
Run: 304.9nm (551.9km)
2 5.21644S 93 33.57422W

Anchored noe off Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz with stern anchor out- great town with lots to see- small sharks, turtles and seals around the boat, even skipjack tuna


Looks like you guys are on the move again?? Good sailing. Cheers, Theo and Pam
Sun Mar 26 4:47 2017 NZDT
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Weather: Clear NE6 27C

Sitting at anchor in Villamil. Just been to the local Saturday markets, checking emails etc- will be heading to Santa Cruz tomorrow night for a slow overnight sail. no seals in the boat cockpit last night


Thu Mar 16 11:16 2017 NZDT
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Arrived in San Cristobal two days ago , Clearing in was easy with the friendly officials coming on board. Fascinating place place and a privilege to be here, we will make the most of it. Weather warm and sea cool. big job trying to keep the sealions from making their home in the cockpit.


Mon Mar 13 19:24 2017 NZDT
Speed: 2knts
Run: 957nm (1732.2km)
00 40.44S 089 22.76W
Weather: 5 knt NE, flat seas, cloudy, warm,

midnight $ drifting towards our waypoint off Puerto Moreno on San Cristobal for a morning arrival with a double reefed main. Lots of yellowfin tuna caught yesterday. All well on board. Mostly Motored the last 2 days although did have the big genny up the odd time.


Great to see you heading this way. Please leave some fish in the ocean for the rest of us.
Tue Mar 7 5:15 2017 NZDT
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left Las Perlas yesterday with a great weather window but after 14 hours of great sailing, now in doldrum conditions. 7knt Northerly, clear sky's and lumpy seas, all well on board. 3 tuna so far. Stu & Lesley


Sun Feb 19 11:14 2017 NZDT
Run: 37nm (67km)
8 38.605n 79 6.073w
Weather: calm 4 knots clear sky's

Isla Mogo Mogo- lovely anchorage- calm night with light winds - nice


Sun Feb 12 15:18 2017 NZDT
Run: 34.1nm (61.7km)
8 56.144n 79 33.324w

Anchored up at Zbalboa Yacht Club. Noisey with lots of ships and water chilly- nice to be in the pacific


Thu Feb 9 11:25 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.3nm (18.6km)
9 16.679n 79 54.954w

Just in the second Gatun lock heading for Gatun Lake for the night- halfway through Panama Canal all going well


Thu Feb 2 2:53 2017 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
Run: 696.2nm (1260.1km)
9 25.188n 79 52.224w

just about at Shelter Bay on the Caribbean side of Pamama Canal


Fri Dec 30 5:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 11knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128nm
12 29.721n 70 5.879w

Automated update


Safe travels..x
Fri Dec 30 4:59 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
12 29.649n 70 5.489w
Weather: 30% cloud - 30deg. 20knts ene trades

just left Aruba for Panama- this time with a new rudder


Sat Nov 26 12:22 2016 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
12 30.488N 70 1.955W

at anchor in Airport Anchorage, Aruba. Cleared out this afternoon and will be setting off for Panama in the morning first thing. delayed our exit for Otto to pass through San Blas. 650 miles to San Blas. will try to post using Iridium Go along the way


Mon Nov 14 8:52 2016 NZDT
Run: 86.7nm (156.9km)
12 30.538n 70 1.991w
Weather: Clear and warm

We are now at anchor in Airport Bay, Oranjestad, Aruba after a windless rolly night motorsail from Curacao.


Mon Nov 7 0:35 2016 NZDT
12 3.331n 68 50.156w

Automated update


Sun Nov 6 0:48 2016 NZDT
12 3.323n 68 50.164w

Anchored in Fuik Baai - Curacao lovely spot


Sun Nov 6 0:46 2016 NZDT
Run: 7.4nm (13.4km)
12 3.329n 68 50.159w

Automated update


Tue Oct 25 8:15 2016 NZDT
Run: 44.1nm (79.8km)
12 6.262n 68 55.988w

Arrived in Curacao after a great sail across from Bonaire- spent the night at Klein Curacao on the way


Sun Oct 9 12:52 2016 NZDT
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
12 9.573n 68 16.937w
Weather: 10-12 knots ese- sky's clear with 30deg temps - water same

Bonaire- fantastic diving and hiking- Mathew has left unscathed with ripple effects from a large system. Settling down now. Bonaire is a Marine Park so anchoring prohibited- must pick up and pay for a Park mooring ball off the town beach.


Hi guys, Glad you missed Mathew, phew. Bonaire looks great. How's your dutch? Cheers, Theo
Wed Sep 21 5:26 2016 NZST
Run: 479nm (867km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.8nm
12 9.812n 68 17.054w
Weather: 15knts Easterly trades

Just arrived from Bequia via Aves de Sotavento for a night- Venezuela. Great trip of 480mls. 15-25 knts easterly trades. Good passage. Great Customs, Immigration and Coast Guard experience. Looking forward to the diving and land exploring


Good to hear trip went well. Currently in New Cal on business. Been watching boats preparing for Groupama race round NC. See Fusio arriving in Noumea next few days also. Cheers, Theo
Sat Sep 17 2:08 2016 NZST
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
13 0.603n 61 14.139w

Leaving Bequia for Bonaire


Bon Voyage !!

Hi guys, Good sailing to Bonaire. Have sent YIT info to Doug and Jane so they can follow you also. Cheers, Theo and Pam
Thu Sep 15 3:35 2016 NZST
Run: 9nm (16.3km)
13 7.688n 61 11.700w
Weather: clear and warm 31-

at anchor outside Blue Lagoon. Over on St Vincent for the day


Wed Aug 31 4:31 2016 NZST
Run: 76.7nm (138.8km)
13 0.382N 61 14.425W

Arrived back in Port Elizabeth, Bequia 2am this morning after a great 70mile beat in mostly 15-18knts and flat water average of 6 knts. no fish!!! nice to be back for a few weeks visiting friends and preparing for the next passage south to Bonaire around the middle of Sept. beautiful clear water here compared to the southern bays of Grenada.


Hi you guys!! Safe trip to Bonaire, I hear Bruce will be with you soon??? When are you leaving for Panama

Hi Stu and Lel, wishing you fair winds for sail to Bonaire. Looking forward to hearing more. Cheers from Theo and Pam
Thu Aug 25 0:31 2016 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
12 0.31260N 61 43.84428W

Back in the water now after a bottom job and a polish. ready for Bequia next week then Bonaire passage during full moon September.


Thu Aug 25 0:26 2016 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
12 0.38194N 61 43.80559W

Sun Aug 14 1:36 2016 NZST
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
12 0.31789N 61 43.84550W

Anchored up in Benjie's Bay opposite Clarkes Court Marina getting Sula ready for her haulout on Monday for and antifoul and bottom check. last time before heading home across the Pacific via Panama at the end of the year. Hurricane season here at present. Will be in Bonaire and the ABC's end of Sept


Fri Aug 12 6:05 2016 NZST
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
12 0.40305N 61 45.91670W

Sat Aug 6 10:23 2016 NZST
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
12 1.226n 61 40.726w

Just arrived here in St David's Harbour after a great sail down the windward side of Grenada. Nobody here!!! Great after a very social fun time in Tyrell Bay, Cariacou. Two barracouta and a Bigeye Jack. Yum. Average 6.4 knots (9.3 max)for the 40 miles. Carnival her this weekend and hash house harriers tomorrow.


Wed Jul 27 2:18 2016 NZST
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
12 0.339N 61 43.741W

Now at Clarkes Court Bay. less rolly here and good wifi


Good to see you on yit. Have got your messages today, sorry about the delay, in getting them. We will keep tracking you.
Fri Jul 22 1:48 2016 NZST
12 2.287n 61 45.225w
Weather: o/cast with tropical wave over us now- showers, some heavy

At anchor off St Georges - Grenada


Sunny and warm with 40% cloud. temperature 30 deg and water about the same. wind 3-8 knts East ( as is everyday)

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